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Respite Guide

The Canadian Association for Community Living is proud to be one of eleven projects of the Care Renewal Initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. CACL gratefully acknowledges the generous financial contribution of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to this Initiative.

The guide, entitled Real Respite for the Whole Family - An Advocacy Resource Guide for Individuals with an intellectual disability and their families offers information, strategies, checklists, contacts, resources, and questions for family members who are providing unpaid care to children, youth and adults with disabilities.

This resource outlines a guide for conducting a workshop for family members, providing information that will help them plan towards getting the type of flexible and individualized respite supports that they need, by negotiating and working with community-based support systems.

Real Respite Guide

Workshop Background Sheets